What Happened on October 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown & coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Famous Birthdays

  • "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Edward P. Jones, American writer (The Known World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jeff Conaway, American actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)